Althea cannabina, Dianthus carthusianorum, Echinacea Delicious Candy, Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea purpurea Fatal Attraction, echinops ritro, in a vase on Monday, Persicaria amplexcaulis Firetail, Rose "Lark Ascending", shasta daisies, Verbena bonariensis
As we move into August the garden is beginning to alter. The roses are largely in a void period, preparing for a second flush. Hemerocallis are nearly finished. The Verbena is getting taller and taller mostly at 1.5m and falling over in the wind. The geraniums, alchemilla and Euphorbias need deadheading.
Newly flowering however are Persicaria Echinacea, Echinops, Coreopsis and Shasta daisies.
I decided to pick a few samples and line them up in my favourite ‘April’ vase by Tse-Tse.com
From left Echinacea purpurea, Verbena bonariensis. Echinacea Delicious Candy, Coreopsis moonbeam, Dianthus carthusianorum . Rose Lark Ascending. Echinops ritro, Echinacea purpurea Magnus, Persicaria amplexcaulis Firetail, Echinacea. Purpurea Fatal Attraction. Lastly a tiny pink flower, just seen, Althea cannabina.
What is in your vase today? What does our host Cathy have in her vase today. Take a look, join in.
Have a great week, wherever you are. D.
Love the flowers and the vase. Waiting for second rose flush!!
Thanks! Let’s hope the second flush comes soon
Wild Daffodil said:
Love that vase – and the contents of course.
Your April vase in August or at any time of year is so intriguing – are they test tubes, do you think? Every so often I have a think about how I could utilise the test tubes I bought in a prettier way than the fuse wire I have tried – time is always an issue, not surprisingly, and I have not got any further. It is interesting to read and see what is over and what is not in your garden – these are the sort of things I meant to write down in the garden journal I started but usually it is just the weather and any garden jobs I have been doing. I will try not to envy your echinacea, something I have never succeeded with! Thanks for sharing
Hi Cathy. You can reply 👍 thanks for alerting me.
They are purpose made test tubes and given the amount of work you do in the garden I am not surprised you haven’t finished your vase creation. I couldn’t grow Echinacea in my last garden but here they seem to like it. I think they like the open conditions.
Yes, I heard they prefer open conditions, so no chance of that here! Even if I found time to concoct an articulate group of test tubes for a vase it would only be used occasionally as I have so many other vases, so I suppose there is no rush and perhaps the fuse wire will always be OK for a temporary installation…
Your Echinaceas are all lovely colours Dorris. I was hoping to plant more this summer but will put it off until September now. ‘Delicious Candy’ is especially pretty – such a great name too!
Delicious Candy is a great name isn’t it. It is a really strong bright pink too. Thanks Cathy.
It looks like a flowery pipe organ. Is that echinops as wide as it looks? Perhaps Echinops ritro is different from what I am familiar with.
Oh, it is a bit bigger than what I remember, and yours might be even bigger than average. (I just looked it up.) That is rad!
Echinops bannaticus and E ritro vary slightly in size. E. ritro Veitchs blue is smaller and probably the best in colour and form. I grow it in chalk at work very successfully but it doesn’t do well at home on heavy clay hence I have E. bannaticus in my vase or so called pipe organ.
Yes, I saw that when I looked it up. I have not worked with any of them since we grew it as a cut flower in 1986. It is not fun to handle and package. If I were to grow it again, I would prefer the old variety that we grew back then, even thouugh it might be more grayish. I am not very adventurous with trying new things.
It makes a good cut flower and the bees love it which is s good reason to grow some. Go on, try some
Flowery pipe organ, ha, that’s funny. The echinops is its usual size!